Update: Absentee ballots are being counted this weekend. It is possible DeJongh will pick up enough votes to reach the +50% threshold and avoid a runoff.
John DeJongh will contest with Kenneth E. Mapp in a runoff election for Governor Nov. 21. The match up is required because DeJongh did not get a mrjority of the votes cast. His tally was 49.33%. Mapp’s was 27%. Absentee ballots are, however, waiting to be tallied. There are 1,689 of them, according to the St. John Source.